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Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. We are committed to a participatory democracy at every level, an economy that works for the many, and a society that
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Monday, July 8, 2019 at 12:30pm
We remember the lessons of the Iraq War, and are determined not to let the Trump Administration drag our country into another disastrous confrontation. It is critical that we stand up now against the next war. The cost is too high. Not only will the conflict with Iran serve to distract from the numerous crises Trump has created at home, thousands will die, and resources we need here at home will go up in smoke. Please join Michigan United for an interfaith event in opposition to war with Iran. Current speakers include Imam Mohammed Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom and Rev. Jill Zundell of Central United Methodist Church. Congressman Andy Levin will be joining us to discuss his efforts to prevent war in Iran by amending the Authorization of the Use of Military Force Act. Source: Email from Ryan Bates of Michigan United
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4pm
Join us on Thursday, May 24th at Clark Park at 4:00pm to rally for our immigrant students. In this teacher and student led rally we will hear stories from students, parents, and teachers about immigration injustice. Together we will present demands to candidates who are running for Governor for the state of Michigan, to make sure we have a governor that supports all immigrants! With the mid-term elections coming up in November 2018, we are at a critical crossroads for immigration justice. It is key that we elect a candidate who is committed to immigration justice and who will advocate for polices that will recognize the dignity of our community. Come out in a show of support to our students and teachers, they are shaping the future in our schools and now our streets!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1-3pm
@Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
This forum is being co-sponsored by 50+ organizations who are joining together to demand that candidates for governor address key issues for our communities. We believe our state needs a bold agenda that will tackle the root causes of poverty, inequality, and racism head on. We'll be asking candidates to outline their plans for criminal justice reform, immigrants rights, affordable health care & elder care, child care, and environmental justice. Learn the extent to which these candidates support progressive policies. Click here to get your ticket: http://bit.ly/2018govforum. See you there! Please note that the time and location above are updated from what was originally publicized, in order to accommodate the large response.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10am-noon
@L A S E D Youth and Senior Center
We have invited our Senators to attend this public meeting to discuss the outcome of their DACA negotiations in the Senate. Join us to let the Senators know how important immigrant youth and families are to you. For more information contact Adonis Flores firstname.lastname@example.org 1-888-507-7774 ext. 708# English & Spanish Translation available Register through this link: http://bit.ly/2BaYN38 In the meantime, please Call Senator Peters and Stabenow to urge them to come to the Town Hall 1-888-704-9445 Due to the SEVERE WINTER WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Original date was: Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW DATE is Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6-7pm
Michigan United is holding a prayer vigil at Marathon refinery to demand the buyout of homes of residents in the largely black neighborhood that has been devastated by illness from Marathon's pollution.
Monday, July 3, 2017 from 6-8pm
@Riverview Public Library
Join us for the launch of our Universal Family Care campaign in Downriver! U.S. Rep. Dingell and State Rep. Camilleri will speak on the issue of family care & how important access to care is for all michigan families. Refreshments will be served. Why We Are Fighting for Universal Family Care: We want to create a broad-based benefit that directly addresses the costs of child and elder care. We should be able to do something meaningful and substantial for families. This benefit will be universal, helping families from low-income and middle-class backgrounds, young people, and seniors. Components of Universal Family Care: 1. Universal childcare. Every child who is four-years-old and under will have access to childcare. 2. Support for stay-at-home parents. For families where someone stays at home to raise their children, they will receive a benefit equivalent to the cost of child care (about $10,000 a year). 3. Universal home care for seniors and people with disabilities. Similar to the child care policy, every family that needs home care will receive the resources from the state to provide it. When family members can appropriately provide care, they will receive a benefit equivalent to the cost of that care from the state, without compromising their qualification for existing benefits programs. 4. Workforce standards. Reimbursement rates to workers should be set high enough to provide a living wage. Collective bargaining rights and paid leave should be included for workers as well. People caring for the loved ones of others should be able to afford to care for their own families. 5. Paid family leave. Contact Laura De Palma - email@example.com - with any questions!
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 4:30-7:30pm
March for immigrant families on May 1st. Its time to #LiveWithoutFear and demand protections for our families NOTE: The flyer says that the march is from 4:30 - 6:00, while the Facebook events says 5:00 - 8:00.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
@Western International High School
#NoBan #NoWall #NoRaids #HereToStay In solidarity with the families that have been affected by the recent immigration raids, join this immigrant and Refugee Vigil to protest the mass raids separating families. Click on this link to volunteer at this event http://bit.ly/2kq4L4c En solidaridad con las familias que han sido afectadas por las redadas de los ultimos dias acompañanos a esta vigilia de Inmigrantes y Refugiados para frenar las redadas y deportaciones que separan a nuestras familias. Ayuda como voluntario en este evento atraves de este link http://bit.ly/2kq4L4c Co-sponsored by Michigan United, DTW Rally Collective, MMCC *Pleas bring a candle if you can!
Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11am-4pm
@St. Francis D'Assisi Catholic Church
Protecting our families is a big part of what we do at Michigan United. Safe neighborhoods and strong families are important for all Michiganders. Today, we are seeing attacks on our families, like the prohibiting of "Sanctuary Cities" or the killing of unarmed African Americans by police, that are making our own neighborhoods less secure. That's why Michigan United holds its annual Statewide Convention - happening this year on October 10th, from 11am - 4pm at St. Francis D'Assisi Catholic Church in Detroit. It gives each of us a chance to appreciate the progress made by our leaders in other campaigns, to encourage them and support their efforts. It also gives us a chance to bring in our elected officials and tell them in one voice, in numbers to powerful to ignore, what we want and what they need to do to protect our families. Take part in creating Michigan's bright future. Sign up NOW for the 2015 Michigan United Statewide Convention. Michigan United will be providing transportation from Kalamazoo. We will also be serving lunch and provide child care for families who attend. Space is limited and registration ends September 23rd, 2015.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6:30-8pm
@Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
A long campaign to bring civilian control of the Detroit police is coming to a close. The Michigan United’s Detroit Pastoral Alliance for Change (DPAC) met with Detroit city council members and one by one, gotten their commitment in writing to restore the authority of the Board of Police Commissioners. On Tuesday, September 22nd, City Council is expected to vote on a resolution adopting our proposal. So that night, we will come together to declare victory! DPAC invites you to “We Are One”, an opportunity to praise the Lord for our successes this past year and prayers for healing and guidance in the years to come. State Representative Wendell Bird will discuss the Detroit delegation’s resolution in support of our campaign. We’ll hear from our elected police commissioners about what their renewed authority will mean to community policing and what you can do to take advantage of it. And we’ll hear from Black Lives Matter Detroit, an active supporter of our campaign, with an update on their movement and what a responsive police commission can mean to protecting Black lives. “We Are One” will also be an opportunity to take steps to build even stronger ties between the police and the communities they serve. One way is to have officers come from those neighborhoods, so Detroit police recruiters will be on hand to find young men and women interested in a career in law enforcement. So come to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday September 22nd at 6:30PM for “We Are One”. Bring your faith, bring your ideas and bring a young person who is ready to show the Detroit police department how to serve and protect their community.